Revista Salud Uninorte
On-line version ISSN 2011-7531
ALCALA CERRA, Gabriel. White coat hipertension. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.2, pp. 243-250. ISSN 2011-7531.
White coat hypertension (HBB) is a frequent entity, characterized by hypertension only during physician visit (>140 / 90 mmHg), while ambulatory blood pressure is below 130 / 85 mmHg. People with HBB unchain an acute stress reaction and then sympathetic activation and liberation of endocrine and paracrine action molecules. There are some studies that related HBB with the presence of others risk factors and with target organ damage, although there is not an adequate approach when is diagnosed.
Keywords : Hypertension; white coat; acute stress.